Backcountry Raw Infused recipes for cats deliver a perfect combination of protein-rich, grain-free kibble plus real whole pieces of raw, freeze-dried meat for the nutritional benefits and fresh taste of a raw diet in a convenient format for pet parents. High-protein kibble starts with real deboned meat, poultry or fish as the first ingredient. Grain-free with no gluten ingredients. This recipe is also rich in omega fatty acids for a healthy skin & coat. Freeze-dried raw protein pieces are mixed into the kibble in a pure state to provide a nutritional boost, easy digestion and the fresh taste cats love. The raw inclusion goes through rigorous testing and a proven process called High-Pressure Processing (HPP) to ensure food safety. Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Pacific Catch Recipe Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.